TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

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Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums ranks the most popular R&B/hip-hop albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).

The week of
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Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1
5
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2
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32
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3
R. Kelly tp-2.com Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
tp-2.com
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4
Ja Rule Rule 3:36 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rule 3:36
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20
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5
Musiq Soulchild Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want To Sing) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want To Sing)
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4
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15
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6
Ludacris Back For The First Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back For The First Time
4
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2
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19
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7
Snoop Dogg Tha Last Meal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Last Meal
7
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10
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8
Soundtrack Save The Last Dance Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Save The Last Dance
9
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10
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9
Sade Lovers Rock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lovers Rock
8
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15
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10
QB Finest Nas & Ill Will Records Presents Queensbridge The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nas & Ill Will Records Presents Queensbridge The Album
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11
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Gains in performance
11
Iconz Street Money Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street Money
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2
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12
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Erykah Badu Mama's Gun Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mama's Gun
13
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3
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14
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14
Mystikal Let's Get Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Get Ready
14
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22
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15
OutKast Stankonia Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stankonia
15
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18
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Nelly Country Grammar Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Country Grammar
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17
Tamia A Nu Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Nu Day
16
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Fredro Starr Firestarr Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Firestarr
18
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2
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19
Lil Bow Wow Beware Of Dog Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beware Of Dog
Lil Bow Wow
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3
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22
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JAY-Z The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000 --     ) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000 -- )
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11
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Dave Hollister Chicago '85... The Movie Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chicago '85... The Movie
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14
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23
Mr. C The Slide Man Cha-Cha Slide Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cha-Cha Slide
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20
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Xzibit Restless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Restless
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11
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25
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Marshall Mathers LP
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41
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Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
26
3LW 3LW Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
3LW
28
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12
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27
Memphis Bleek The Understanding Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Understanding
27
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12
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28
Jagged Edge J.E. Heartbreak Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
J.E. Heartbreak
24
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58
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Dream It Was All A Dream Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Was All A Dream
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5
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Donnie McClurkin Live In London And More... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Live In London And More...
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25
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Gains in performance
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Lil Wayne Lights Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lights Out
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7
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Master P Ghetto Postage Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Postage
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2
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13
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34
Keith Sweat Didn't See Me Coming Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Didn't See Me Coming
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15
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35
Soundtrack Down To Earth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Down To Earth
34
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2
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Public Announcement Don't_Hold_Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't_Hold_Back
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3
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Various Artists Grammy R&B/Rap Nominees 2001 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grammy R&B/Rap Nominees 2001
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3
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Gains in performance
38
Shyne Shyne Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shyne
42
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23
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Gains in performance
39
Funkmaster Flex Funkmaster Flex: 60 Minutes Of Funk, Volume IV: The Mixtape Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkmaster Flex: 60 Minutes Of Funk, Volume IV: The Mixtape
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12
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40
Carl Thomas Emotional Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Emotional
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46
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Charlie Wilson Bridging The Gap Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bridging The Gap
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15
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42
8Ball & MJG Space Age 4 Eva Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Space Age 4 Eva
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Smut Peddlers Porn Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Porn Again
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2
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Gains in performance
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Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Reflection Eternal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Reflection Eternal
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
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19
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Yolanda Adams Mountain High...Valley Low Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mountain High...Valley Low
41
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75
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Joe My Name Is Joe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Name Is Joe
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45
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47
Dr. Dre Dr. Dre -- 2001 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dr. Dre -- 2001
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67
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Gains in performance
48
Various Artists Lyricist Lounge Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lyricist Lounge Vol. 2
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13
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Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Writing's On The Wall
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2
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83
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B.G. Checkmate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Checkmate
44
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14
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51
P!nk Can't Take Me Home Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can't Take Me Home
48
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23
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47
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52
Capone -N- Noreaga The Reunion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
47
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15
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53
Avant My Thoughts Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Thoughts
43
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42
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54
Richie Rich The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Game
53
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53
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2
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55
Mary Mary Thankful Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thankful
61
LAST WEEK
22
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43
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Gains in performance
56
Scarface The Last Of A Dying Breed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Last Of A Dying Breed
54
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2
PEAK POSITION
21
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57
Lil' Zane Young World: The Future Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Young World: The Future
64
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4
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23
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Gains in performance
51
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
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59
Marvin Sease Women Would Rather Be Licked Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Women Would Rather Be Licked
58
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51
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3
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60
Pru Pru Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pru
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38
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15
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61
Prodigy H-N-I-C Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
H-N-I-C
55
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6
PEAK POSITION
16
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62
Natalie Wilson & The S.O.P. Chorale [Girl Director] Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
[Girl Director]
Natalie Wilson & The S.O.P. Chorale
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LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
12
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Gains in performance
63
Cash Money Millionaires Baller Blockin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
57
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2
PEAK POSITION
24
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64
Macy Gray On How Life Is Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On How Life Is
86
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9
PEAK POSITION
80
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
65
Toni Braxton The Heat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
67
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
44
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66
Mya Fear Of Flying Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fear Of Flying
69
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7
PEAK POSITION
44
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Gains in performance
67
Chante Moore Exposed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
56
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10
PEAK POSITION
15
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65
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54
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4
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69
Various Artists The Source -- Hip-Hop Hits Vol. 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Source -- Hip-Hop Hits Vol. 4
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35
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11
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70
Field Mob 613: Ashy To Classy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
613: Ashy To Classy
62
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
11
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95
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
72
Kelly Price Mirror Mirror Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mirror Mirror
63
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
35
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73
Various Artists Tom Joyner Presents: The United We Funk All Stars Live Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tom Joyner Presents: The United We Funk All Stars Live
71
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
74
DMX ...And Then There Was X Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
...And Then There Was X
75
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
75
Big Moe City Of Syrup Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
City Of Syrup
70
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
18
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76
Monique Mosee Girl Like Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Girl Like Me
91
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
Tela The World Ain't Enuff Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The World Ain't Enuff
78
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
Trina Da Baddest B***h Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Baddest B***h
77
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
Wyclef Jean The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book
74
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Fat Pat Wreckshop Records Presents: Fat Pats Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wreckshop Records Presents: Fat Pats Greatest Hits
76
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
81
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Three 6 Mafia When The Smoke Clears Sixty 6, Sixty 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
When The Smoke Clears Sixty 6, Sixty 1
87
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
83
Donell Jones Where I Wanna Be Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Where I Wanna Be
72
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Profyle Nothin' But Drama Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nothin' But Drama
84
LAST WEEK
13
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19
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Rachelle Ferrell Individuality (Can I Be Me?) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Individuality (Can I Be Me?)
73
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
24
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86
Outlawz Ride Wit Us Or Collide Wit Us Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ride Wit Us Or Collide Wit Us
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LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
87
DJ Clue DJ Clue? The Professional 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
DJ Clue? The Professional 2
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
88
Phife Dawg Ventilation : Da LP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ventilation : Da LP
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LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
89
Johnnie Taylor Gotta Get The Groove Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gotta Get The Groove Back
79
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Lil' Kim The Notorious KIM Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Notorious KIM
82
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Tyrone Davis Relaxin' With Tyrone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Relaxin' With Tyrone
92
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
92
BeBe Love And Freedom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love And Freedom
BeBe
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LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
93
JAY-Z Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter
93
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Lucy Pearl Lucy Pearl Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lucy Pearl
98
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
95
Boyz II Men Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
80
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Soundtrack Charlie's Angels Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Charlie's Angels
83
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Big Tymers I Got That Work Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Got That Work
97
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Common Like Water For Chocolate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Like Water For Chocolate
89
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Babyface A Collection Of His Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Collection Of His Greatest Hits
85
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Soundtrack Love & Basketball Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love & Basketball
90
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
35
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